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EVM tampering: EC to convene all-party meet on May 12; hackathon in last week of May
04.05.17 20:06 as Elections - TEAM PT

Amid debate over whether EVMs can be tampered with, the Election Commission has announced to convene an all-party meeting on May 12.

"A meeting has been called on May 12 of all the political parties over the alleged charges of EVM tampering in the recent polls," ...
  


Bhagwant Mann hits out at party high command: Historic blunder, No use finding fault with EVMs
26.04.17 18:17 as AAP - TEAM PT

Daggers are out in the Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab unit with its MP Bhagwant Mann slamming the party leadership for drubbing in the recent state assembly elections, stating that not naming a chief ministerial candidate cost them heavy.

The AAP’s Sangrur MP said the party should ...
  


‘I am an IIT engineer, I can tell you 10 ways to tamper with them’: Kejriwal on EVMs
14.04.17 17:04 as Elections - TEAM PT

Once again raising the voice against ‘rigged’ EVMs, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that charges that electronic voting machines may have been tampered cannot be denied.

"I am an engineer from IIT, I can tell you 10 ways to tamper with EVMs,” he told NDTV ...
  


Allegations of EVM tampering 'wild and baseless': Election Commission
16.03.17 19:12 as General - TEAM PT

The Election Commission on Thursday reiterated that electronic voting machines (EVMs) were tamper proof and termed the allegations by some political parties as "baseless, speculative and wild".

"It is not for the first time that such allegations and suspicions have been raised. But none of those ...
  


IndiGo passenger opens emergency exit moments before take-off, 1 injured
10.02.17 16:28 as Airlines - TEAM PT

In a major security scare at Mumbai airport, a passenger of an IndiGo flight opened an emergency exit of the plane moments before the flight was to take-off. A passenger was injured in the incident.
 
An FIR has been filed against the passenger and he has ...
  


Sasikala set to become next Tamil Nadu CM as Panneerselvam resigns
05.02.17 18:10 as Tamilnadu - TEAM PT

VK Sasikala - the longtime companion of J Jayalalithaa who became the party chief after her death - has been elected the chief of AIADMK's legislature party, clearing the decks for her takeover as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
 
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ...
  


Akhilesh Yadav to ride Cycle: Election Commission
16.01.17 19:09 as UP - TEAM PT

The Election Commission of India alloted the Samajwadi Party’s ‘bicycle’ poll symbol to the faction led by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
 
The 43-year-old has been facing off with his father Mulayam Singh Yadav for control of the party.  

Both sides filed competing claims with ...
  


BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj booked for ‘population control’ remark; EC seeks report
07.01.17 19:38 as BJP - TEAM PT

An FIR has been filed against controversial Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sakshi Maharaj on Saturday for his remark on population control. Earlier on Friday in Meerut, Sakshi, in a veiled attack on the Muslim community, blamed them for the population explosion in the country.
 
He ...
  


EC asks Govt to respond to Opposition’s Budget delay demand
07.01.17 13:00 as Elections - TEAM PT

The Election Commission has sought government's reply on opposition's demand to postpone the Budget, which is set to be presented just three days before five states including Uttar Pradesh start voting on February 4.
 
The EC has written to Cabinet Secretary P.K. Sinha seeking the government's ...
  


Punjab,Goa to vote on Feb 4, Uttarakhand on Feb 15; 7-phase elections in UP
04.01.17 12:51 as Elections - TEAM PT

The election Commission on Wednesday announced the poll dates for the 5 election-bound states in the country. The Election Commission held a meeting on Tuesday with the Chief electoral officers of the 5 concerned states.
 
Uttar Pradesh will vote in seven phases starting February 11 with ...
  


Sheila Dikshit checks all boxes as Cong face for UP elections
14.07.16 06:02 as UP - TEAM PT

Sheila Dikshit, the former Delhi chief minister, will be Congress's chief ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh where Assembly elections are due early next year.

The Congress, however, yet to decide what role Priyanka Vadra will play in the crucial state polls in 2017.

"You have been ...
  


Priyanka will lead Congress campaign for U.P. Assembly polls
03.07.16 05:00 as Politics -

Is Congress preparing to present Priyanka Gandhi as the Chief Ministerial candidate from Uttar Pradesh??
Congress has finally decided to project Priyanka Gandhi, the daughter of party president Sonia Gandhi, as the leader of its campaign for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2017.

A report in ...
  


Pathankot attack: MPs panel raps govt; Highlights
03.05.16 07:50 as Terrorism - pt team

A report by the parliamentary standing committee on the home ministry, which provides parliamentary oversight on internal security, red-flagged India's overall security apparatus to battle cross-border terrorism.
 
According to a IANS report, the government on Tuesday came under a sharp attack from a parliamentary panel for ...
  


Ramdev's food park in Haridwar gets full-time CISF cover
08.03.16 08:50 as Business - pt team

CISF commandos will provide full-time security cover to Yoga trainer Ramdev's Haridwar-based food park.
 
CISF Director General Surender Singh, during his annual media interaction here, said the force has recently received the government's order in this regard and 35 armed men will be deployed at the ...
  


Former Judges, Jurists urge Supreme Court to Act Against Hate Speech
05.03.16 08:13 as Communalism -

In an impassioned plea to the Judges of the Supreme Court of India, a faction of former Judges, jurists, scientists, police officers and businessmen have demanded that suo motu constitutional action be taken on the issue of the "alarming and threatening statements being made by ...
  



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